Delightful December

December Holidays and History – December ushers in winter holidays such as Christmas, Kwanza, and Chanukah. It is also a time when families gather in the warmth of their homes. Throughout the month, our thoughts and actions turn toward charity and peace. During the twelfth and final month of the year, December inspires a flurry of …
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Christmas Movie Favorites

These feel good movies will help put you in the Christmas Spirit. It seems like everybody is more pleasant, during the Christmas season. So grab some popcorn, christmas cookies, and enjoy some quality time on the sofa. Do the 25 days of Christmas style or binge watch to your hearts content. While not strictly Christmas …
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NATIONAL LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY

May 9th recognizes a fun and unique holiday, National Lost Sock Memorial Day. It is time to say “good-bye” to all of the single socks, the ones where their mates have been lost to the unknown. Where do all the missing socks go? Is there a washing machine heaven? This is a question people have been …
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NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY

National Dress Up Your Pet Day on January 14th provides a special day to celebrate with your pet and show off their fashion style. Pets do become part of one’s family. Whether you take a visit to the groomer or take it a step further and dress up in matching outfits, be sure your pet …
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Gentle January

Ringing in a new year means new beginnings and endings. Celebrating the New Year is the first holiday on the calendar, but the world didn’t always see January that way. Around 700 B.C., January replaced March as the first month of the year. Roman king Numa Pompilius revised the calendar and added two months to …
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CHRISTMAS DAY – December 25

Every year on December 25th, over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas Day. Traditionally, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Nonreligious people and those of different faiths celebrate the day as a cultural event.  Also known as Christmas Day, this holiday is derived from the Old English Crīstesmæsse which …
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CHRISTMAS EVE

Christmas Eve on December 24 kicks off a series of holiday traditions. Some are ancient practices with a modern spin, while others date back hundreds of years. Christmas Eve is filled with both religious and nonreligious traditions. Religious traditions center around the birth of Jesus. Different denominations have their own traditions. On Christmas Eve Roman …
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NATIONAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY, December 18

Since 2011, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day has grown to be an international event. Now occurring on the third Friday of December, the celebration gives holiday lovers worldwide a chance to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters. In 2014, they partnered with Save the Children in their “Make the World Better with a Sweater” campaign.  Each …
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NATIONAL SOCK DAY

National Sock Day on December 4th recognizes the rarest of all lasting unities, the marriage of matched socks. When they find each other, wash after wash, dry after to dry, it’s time to celebrate! The founders of the celebration turned the tables on other sock holidays. Such individualism generated was out of control. Days like …
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January

January Overview – Ringing in a new year means new beginnings and endings. But the world didn’t always see January that way. Even when January replaced March as the first month of the year after Roman king Numa Pompilius revised the calendar around 700 B.C., many religions held to celebrating the new year either on March …
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